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Saudi Arabia To Test Camels And Livestock For MERS

Thu, 2014-06-05 07:45

Now that it's clear that camels can infect humans with Middle East respiratory syndrome, Saudi Arabian officials are expanding testing of the animals in the country.

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Chicago Conference Is The Latest In Tech Sexism Hall Of Shame

Thu, 2014-06-05 07:28

Creating another sore spot for an industry under scrutiny for lack of inclusiveness, Techweek Chicago sends out a party invite featuring scantily clad women in provocative poses, then apologizes.

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In A First For Britain, A Secret Trial For Terrorism Suspects

Thu, 2014-06-05 06:45

The trial, due to begin June 16, involves two men whose names and alleged offenses are being kept under wraps. U.K. media are calling it a "casting aside of the centuries-old doctrine of open courts."

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Riding 'The Beast' Across Mexico To The U.S. Border

Thu, 2014-06-05 06:44

As many as a half-million undocumented immigrants, including more and more children, make dangerous 1,450-mile trips atop this network of freight trains each year.

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Body Found Miles From Sunken South Korean Ferry

Thu, 2014-06-05 06:16

Nearly two months after the disaster in South Korea, the death toll now stands at 289 and 15 people are still unaccounted for.

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GM Review Found 'History Of Failures' In Ignition Switch Debacle, CEO Says

Thu, 2014-06-05 05:24

Saying an internal inquiry into a long-delayed recall left her "deeply saddened and disturbed," GM CEO Mary Barra says the company has fired 15 people in response to the report.

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The Birds And The Bees ... And iPads

Thu, 2014-06-05 05:03

Three-fourths of parents say the Internet is forcing them to have "the talk" earlier.

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Baseball Man Don Zimmer Dies, Ending An Epic Sports Career

Thu, 2014-06-05 04:59

His big-league career began in the 1950s and included the most recent Yankees dynasty. Baseball is mourning Don Zimmer today, remembering a man who loved the game that loved him back.

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Central African Republic Bans Texting, Citing Need For Order

Thu, 2014-06-05 04:53

The poor country has been plagued by political turmoil and Muslim-Christian fighting. The government cut off texting amid a new round of violent protests and calls for a general strike.

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A Master's In Media...From Conde Nast?

Thu, 2014-06-05 04:03

Architectural Digest, Wired, Vogue, Gourmet...why a magazine brand is getting into the education business.

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Cave-Dwelling In Spain Offers A Welcome Inconvenience

Thu, 2014-06-05 03:48

In the province of Granada in Southern Spain, thousands of people live completely unplugged in caverns. The caves have been a place of refuge for centuries. Now they provide a new kind of escape.

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Bergdahl's Hometown Cancels Celebration Of His Return

Thu, 2014-06-05 03:29

Organizers of a rally held in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's honor while he was a prisoner say they're canceling this year's event, citing backlash over the prisoner swap that freed him.

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Book News: Experimental Debut Novel Wins Prestigious Baileys Prize

Thu, 2014-06-05 03:05

Also: A book at one of Harvard's libraries is "without a doubt bound in human skin"; J.K. Rowling has released an excerpt of her new novel.

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As Brazil Barrels Toward World Cup, Brazilians Aren't Feeling It

Wed, 2014-06-04 23:34

The games are just a week away, and enthusiasm is low. Stadiums aren't finished, infrastructure is incomplete, and there have been protests. According to one Brazilian soccer fan, "We didn't deliver."

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A Year After Snowden, U.S. Tech Losing Trust Overseas

Wed, 2014-06-04 23:32

It's not every day that an industry in hypergrowth loses trust with its customers in a big way. That's what has happened with American companies in cloud computing such as Cisco.

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The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

Wed, 2014-06-04 23:29

This summer is bringing a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines like Vinho Verde, Riesling and Txakoli. While lower in alcohol, these wines are also winning fans for their low cost.

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Montana Judge To Be Censured Over Rape Comments

Wed, 2014-06-04 22:32

A judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" faces public censure and suspension without pay for his misconduct in the case, the Montana Supreme Court ruled.

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Bergdahl's Hometown Scraps Celebration Amid Uproar

Wed, 2014-06-04 22:21

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown abruptly canceled plans Wednesday for a welcome-home celebration, citing security concerns over the prospect of big crowds — both for and against the soldier.

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'The Game Was His Life': Baseball's Don Zimmer Dies At 83

Wed, 2014-06-04 19:44

In his 66 years in professional baseball, Zimmer served as a manager, player, coach and executive. He was still working for the Tampa Bay Rays when he died Wednesday, two months after heart surgery.

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Attorney Says Sterling Will Sell Clippers, Drop NBA Suit

Wed, 2014-06-04 15:23

The lawyer says Donald Sterling will honor last week's deal by his estranged wife to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

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